"Naftogaz" samolichno asked "Gazprom" to fasten to Ukraine the gas crane

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NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy officially I addressed to JSC Gazprom with the offer to revise separate provisions of the gas contract signed by the companies on January 19, 2009.

As reported in a press - service of the President of Ukraine, it was declared Authorized the President on international issues of energy security by Bogdan Sokolovsky.

According to him, "Naftogaz of Ukraine" seeks to change item 2.2.1 of the contract according to which in 2009 the company has to pay to "Gazprom" of 40 billion cubic meter of gas, having reduced this indicator to 33 billion cubic meters

B. Sokolovsky noticed that according to item 2.2.3 of the contract such arrangements are possible at a consent of the parties no later than in six months prior to the beginning of a year of delivery, that is indicators for 2009 had to be specified till July 1, 2008 (before signing of the contract).

"As a whole, changes in long-term international treaties are usual practice. The bases for this purpose result from change of conditions and circumstances of implementation of contracts. At the same time, after signing of the contract with "Gazprom" of a condition of its performance practically didn't change. Therefore, need to change the contract in a month after the conclusion testifies to its imperfection and preparation without appropriate expert study", - B. Sokolovsky noted.

He noticed that Ukraine has to begin already today negotiations on reduction of volumes of imported gas in 2010-2019 for reduction of contract conditions in compliance with Power strategy of Ukraine and Directives on negotiations concerning cooperation in the gas sphere, the decrees of the President of Ukraine approved in 2008.


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